Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

    Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus seen in Leicestershire or Rutland to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes and help add to our scientific knowledge which helps conservation.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. If your wildlife sighting is not in Leicestershire and Rutland, please submit the record to the national iRecord website.

    You can now use the NatureSpot App to record in the field with your mobile phone.

    To submit a record and experience this site in full, you must register (free and quick!).

    Upcoming events

    Bradgate Park

    This talk will be held via Zoom; go to lrwt.org.uk/online-talks to find out more and book your place - everyone welcome!

    Online via Zoom.
    This talk will discuss and celebrate the importance of old trees and dead wood for invertebrates. 

    St Anne's Church Hall, Letchworth Road, Leicester LE3 6FN. 

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    We have been informed that parts of the NatureSpot website will be disrupted from 3pm on Friday 22 October to 5pm on Sunday 24 October. This is because BRC-hosted websites including iRecord will be unavailable during this period. You will not be able to upload records during this time. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.  

    Shire Grant

    Thanks to a Shires Environment Grant from Leicestershire County Council, NatureSpot has been able to set up 30 new parish pages on our award-winning website. More...

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    NatureSpot now has records from all areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. More...

    Phalacrotophora

    NatureSpot user Christine captured this scuttle fly (Phalacrotophora) parasitizing a Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) pupa. We aren't able to identify the fly exactly but this is an interesting illustration that invasive species don't have it all their own way!

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